Nuclear Medicine Technologist Schools in Tennessee - TN
By Susan Mathis, allied health world contributing writer
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Schooling in the field of nuclear medicine technology involves both didactic study and clinical practice. Virtually all of the nuclear medicine technologist schools in Tennessee will require some sort of experiential portion to your education, to give you real-life experience. Hands-on training gained in the clinical component of any field training offered for nuclear medicine technology. Often, this is conducted at hospitals, trauma centers, and other surgical or medical institutions within Tennessee. Not only does this give students real-world experience, it also provides a valuable way for them to network with potential future employers, learn more about the profession, and decide if they think they will really like working as a nuclear medicine technologist.
Courses you will take in a Tennessee nuclear medicine technologist training program will include basics such as math and science. In addition, there will be more nuclear medicine-specific coursework such as nuclear physics, radiochemistry, patient care, radiation safety, radiobiology, nuclear imaging instrumentation, and computer applications. Length of a nuclear medicine technologist education program may vary depending upon the institution. Some are 12 months long, resulting in a certificate. Some are 24 months long, resulting in an associate degree. Finally, some programs last for 48 months, garnering the graduate a bachelor degree.
Nuclear Medicine Schools in Tennessee
- Polysomnography - Diploma
- Healthcare Technology - Associate of Applied Science